Despite HarmonyOS, Huawei Wants To Use Google's Android!
Despite HarmonyOS, Huawei Wants To Use Google's Android!

Recently, Vincent Yang, senior vice president of Huawei, stated that “we hope to maintain a set of standards and a set of ecology… Harmony OS is the company’s Plan B.” That means that Huawei is not planning to use HarmonyOS as an Android alternative, but a ‘Plan B’ instead, if anything went wrong.

Despite HarmonyOS, Huawei Wants To Use Google’s Android!

Well, if you have been staying updated with the latest tech and gadget news for a while, then you might be well aware of the ongoing trade war between the US and Huawei. It all happened early this year when the Trump administration included Huawei under the dreaded entity list.

A few days ago, Donald Trump said that he doesn’t do any business with Huawei. On the other hand, the US Government has added a 90-day extension to the temporary pass it gave to the company earlier this year. This would allow Huawei to continue business with US Companies to service existing users.

Despite HarmonyOS, Huawei Wants To Use Google's Android!
Despite HarmonyOS, Huawei Wants To Use Google’s Android!

For those who don’t know, Huawei officially introduced a new operating system this month known as HarmonyOS at the annual Huawei Developers Conference in Dongguan, China. The operating system is said to power a wide range of devices like smart speakers, TVs, wearables, and smartphones.

The new operating system is said to be faster than Android, but it lacks the app ecosystem like Google Play Store. Recently, Vincent Yang, senior vice president of Huawei, stated that “we hope to maintain a set of standards and a set of ecology… Harmony OS is the company’s Plan B.”

That means that Huawei is not planning to use HarmonyOS as an Android alternative, but a ‘Plan B’ instead, if anything went wrong. So, if the US continues to implement the ban after the 90-day extension, then HarmonyOS could be used.

Vincent Yang also hinted that upcoming flagship smartphone from Huawei, which is expected to be Huawei Mate 30 Pro would be running Android OS out of the box. However, if the US Government enforces the ban, then Huawei could switch to Harmony.

For those who don’t know, Huawei is also working on building its own app store known as AppGallery. Not only that, but the company is also working on a new map service known as Map kit to compete with Google Maps. So, what do you think about this? Share your views with us in the comment box below.